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Principal's News

Principal's News

Dear Parents:

The weather is finally starting to change, and spring is in the air. With that being said, we are heading into the busiest time of year at LCBMS.  We continue to maintain high expectations for our students as they work to successfully meet academic, social and emotional goals.  All of this hard work is paying off, as our 6th and 7th graders are preparing to transition into their upcoming grade, and our 8th graders are beginning to transition into freshmen at either Lakeland or Walter Panas High School.

An emphasis on academic rigor, communication, collaboration and citizenship continue to be our focus both in and out of the classroom.  One way this is evident is through report cards that have been available for viewing since Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding grades and/or academic progress, please contact the grade level Assistant Principals (Grade 6-Mr. Casey, Grade 7-Ms. Schulman, Grade 8-Ms. Stock) or your grade level Guidance Counselor.

Our One School, One Book initiative kicked off on April 10th, with guests readers reading Sharon Draper’s Out of My Mind aloud during students’ homeroom class.  The book ties directly to Lakeland’s Mission, Core Belief, and Vision Statements.  Activities tied to the initiative have included a trivia contest and a classroom door decorating contest.

Our One School, One Book initiative culminates with Lakeland’s Day of Kindness Awareness.  On May 1st, the Lakeland Central School District will host its first “Day of Kindness Awareness”.  During the day, doors competing in our OSOB door decorating contest will be judged on how well they exemplify the message of kindness, as well as their decorative qualities.  In addition, we will have a musical kickoff, a “Walk for Kindness”, and a student led “Lunch and Learn”. 

Finally, as we continue to steamroll towards the end of the year, a series of events from concerts to awards to final exams (schedule to be posted shortly) will be forthcoming.  Please keep an eye out for reminders via our Constant Contact e-mail and/or Facebook.  If you know a parent or guardian of an LCBMS student who isn’t receiving this information, please tell them to call their child’s Guidance Office so we can rectify the problem.  It is only with collaboration and communication that the home/school partnership can continue to grow and yield successful results.

Frank Ruolo
Interim Principal


April 28      -    " Scratch Day" LCBMS 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

May 1 - 3    -   NYS Math tests

May 7 - 11  -   Book Fair LCBMS Library

May 7         -    Hair-a-Thon Hair Liberation Salon, 3681 Hill Blvd. Jefferson Valley, NY 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

May 8         -    PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

May 15       -   Budget Vote VCES 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

May 17       -   Board of Education Meeting LCBMS 7:30 p.m.

May 23 - Jun 4 - Science Performance Assessment - Grade 8

May 23        -   Blood Drive - LCBMS

May 28        -   Memorial Day SCHOOL CLOSED


Scratch Day Info

Save the date!  Scratch Day is coming back to the Lakeland Copper Beech M.S. on Saturday, April 28th, from 9 a.m. to Noon.  If you attended last year, you won’t want to miss this year’s event—bigger and better than ever.  Come to Scratch Day and Beyond, where you can work on Scratch projects, program Ozobots, participate in a Breakout EDU, build and create in a Makerspace and more!  Join in on a fun day of sharing and learning for students and parents!  There will be refreshments, prizes, and tons of fun!

upcoming Spring Concert info

May 21               7th Grade Band
                           1/2 6th Grade Band
                           7:00 p.m. WPHS

May 22               7th Grade Chorus
                           1/2 6th Grade Band
                           7:00 p.m. WPHS

May 23               6th & 7th Grade Orchestra
                          7:00 p.m. WPHS

May 24              8th Grade Orchestra
                          8th Grade Band
                          7:00 p.m. WPHS

June 6              Special Groups Concert
                         (Ensembles & Honors Chorus)
                         7:00 p.m. LCBMS

June 7               6th & 8th Grade Chorus
                          7:00 p.m. LHS

*LCBMS YEAR end events*

In November of 2017, we had to make some updates to the dates, times and locations of many of the events that take place in June.  Here are the updates as a reminder:

*May 30th:  NJHS Induction Ceremony in the Lakeland High School Toby Willa Sackowitz Memorial Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

*June 13th:  Incoming 6th grade Parent Orientation in the Van Cortlandtville E.S. Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

June 14th:  7th Grade Bobcat Awards Night in the Walter Panas High School Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.

June 18th:  8th Grade Awards Night.  This is by invitation only and will be held in the Lakeland High School Toby Willa Sackowitz Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m.

June 20th:  Moving Up Ceremonies in the Lakeland High School Toby Willa Sackowitz Memorial Auditorium.  Students are to report directly to LHS for their ceremony.  No transportation will be provided.

Team C:  11:30 a.m.
Team B:  1:00 p.m.
Team A:  2:30 p.m.
Team E:  4:00 p.m.
Team D:  5:30 p.m.
*Note: Date, time, and/or location may have changed.*

 Nurses' Notes

Attention Parents of Incoming 7th Grade Students for 2018-2019:  New York State law requires a physical examination for all students entering Grade 7 for the 2018-2019 school year.  Student health examination forms can be downloaded from the district website.  Once completed, please forward the exam to the school nurse.  In addition, to a physical exam, immunizations must be updated.  As per NYS guidelines, all 7th grade students for the 2018-2019 school year are also required to receive a Meningococcal vaccination before the first day of school in September of 2018.  Once your child has received this vaccine, please provide updated medical paperwork to the Nurse’s office.

Fall Sports
Any student who would like to try out for a Fall 2018 sport for the school, is required to have a current physical exam on file in the Nurse’s Office.  This exam must be dated on or after September 1, 2017, and needs to include blood pressure, height, weight, vision and hearing tests and notation by an MD stating, “Student may participate in school athletics/sports program”.  Should your MD not complete the vision and hearing test, the Nurse’s Office will need to complete this prior to sports participation.

Sports registration is completed by parents on the school district website.  The sports online process will open in August for Copper Beech Middle School athletes.  Copper Beech students who would like to try out for a high school sport need to contact Ms. Sharon Sarsen, Athletic Director for the middle school.  Playing a high school sport requires completion of the APP (Athletic Placement Process).  Please read the weekly bulletin for further sports information.

All student medications that were provided to the Nurse for the 2017-2018 school year will need to be picked up from the Nurse’s Office by an adult no later than June 21, 2018.

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